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Delaying Motorola Xoom 2, Family Edition takes precedence

Towards the end of last month a new Motorola tablet was spotted, which started the rumor mill, as it was generally thought that it was the upcoming Xoom 2. However, we have reason to believe that the Schaumburg based company might be delaying the their new tablet. We say this because it has just come to light that a new Family Edition of the current version has been spotted.

All the signs are there that there will not be a second-generation Xoom just yet, as Verizon has only just released the upgrade for 4G LTE data support. Why would they offer support for the current version if there were a new one just around the corner? However, it does show that Big Red is thinking of owners of the original model.

The new Xoom Family Edition will come pre-loaded with a family software suite, which does seem a little weird, as we cannot remember hearing consumers asking for such a feature. What this version gives you is something called Zoodles, which normally costs around $40. Currently not much else is known, but we will keep you informed once we have a price and a release date.

We cannot understand why Motorola would want to offer such a version, as there are apps out there that will do the same thing. Zoodles is software that will stop your children to going into parts of your tablet where you would not want them to go. The only content that they can use is within Zoodles itself, so allowing them to enjoy a host of games, videos etc. Do you think the Xoom Family Edition is just another way for Motorola to get more money from you – if so this will not help their cause against the iPad 2?

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